The Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IEET), Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, was established in the year 1990, in realization of the need for prudent management of energy, natural resources and environmental aspects. Its primary goals are to offer research and training opportunities in environmental, energy, occupational safety and health technologies; engage in innovation and production of sustainable energy and environmental technologies; offer consultancy services to industries and/or organisations, and, participate in community service at various levels. The Institute has over the years served as a platform for research, training and development of environmental, energy, occupational safety and health technologies. In this regard, the Institute has, from the year 2007 to date, offered a number of postgraduate programmes, attaining a cumulative admission of more than 1000 students over the period. The courses on offer include Occupational Safety and Health (MSc); Energy Technology (MSc); Environmental Legislation and Management (MSc); Occupational Safety and Health (PhD); Energy Technology (PhD); Environmental Legislation and Management (PhD), and, Occupational Safety and Health (Postgraduate Diploma). In the same respect, the Institute conducts short courses, seminars and workshops featuring the said thematic areas. These capacity-building sessions feature Environmental and Social Impact Assessment and Audit; Solar Photovoltaic Technology; Biogas Energy Technology and Small Wind Energy Technology.
IEET also engages in collaborative research with government, regional and international research institutions with a goal of developing solutions and technologies meant to address societal challenges pertaining to energy and environmental conservation. The Institute in addition provides consultancy services to government institutions, industries and other entities.